Leading Systems Lessons from the Power Lab

ISBN-10: 1576750728
ISBN-13: 9781576750728
Edition: 1999
Authors: Barry Oshry
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Book details

List price: $24.95
Copyright year: 1999
Publisher: Berrett-Koehler Publishers, Incorporated
Publication date: 9/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 202
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.682
Language: English

This is a study of how systems work. The author maintains that we need to recognize ourselves as systems creatures, see how processes shape our experiences, and develop the knowledge and skills to master these processes rather than be victims of them.

Acknowledgments
Prologue: Ants, Bees, Termites, and Us
Introduction: The Power Lab and the Search for System Leadership
Lessons from the Inside
The First Encounter
You Bet a Bus, I'll Raise You an Airplane
One That Got Away
Begging with Barry
Leadership Lessons from the Inside
Lessons from the Outside
System Story I: The Predictable Lives of Tops, Middles, and Bottoms
Last Hope, Lost Hope: Part I
Last Hope, Lost Hope: Part II
Seeing and Leading the Whole
Exhilarating Concepts
Processes of the Whole: What Does IT Do?
Politics and Preferences
Systemic Imbalance
High-Octane Processes and the Challenge of Robust Systems
Lessons from and for the Cosmos
System Story II: Righteous Warfare between Culture and Counterculture
System Story III: The Terrible Dance of Power
System Story III (cont.): The Dominants and the Others
"I" and "US"
Epilogue: An Experiment That Did Not Fail
Notes
Index
About the Author

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